Monday, April 09, 2007

Showbiz Nightmare Fuel



You have seen nothing until you've seen The Rock-Afire Explosion perform "Smooth Criminal" about 2/3rd of the way through this video. Also note how iPod stole the look of their commericals from the Rock-Afire Explosion.

8 comments:

mcsteans said...

Well, that's enough nightmare fuel to last me through Memorial Day. Thanks.

JAL said...

I think the quote from Fear and Loathing applies.

"A drug person can learn to cope with things like seeing their dead grandmother crawling up their leg with a knife in her teeth but, nobody should be asked to handle this trip."

Steanso said...

I think that hearing that gorrilla testify about his trials and tribulations might- just might- have saved my life....

T.S.T. said...

This brings back memories. As a wee thing, I was traumatized by a birthday party at Showbiz Pizza, viz. my unmitigated terror in the face of the gorilla of Rock-afire-Explosion. Not one to be bested by animatronic apes, I returned to Showbiz's sister franchise (or is it competitor?) Chuck E. Cheese for my 23rd birthday party a few years ago.

The League said...

I believe Showbiz and Chuck E. Cheese merged prior to 1990, when I worked at Chuck E. Cheese. The Gorilla had been replaced by a large, purple creature named "Munch". I think they replaced the skins on the animatronic skeletons in old Showbiz locations as the band was mostly the same sort of idea.

Maxwell said...

I love rockafire explosion.

The League said...

hey, in a few years when you're visiting your folks, you have to go to the Chuck E. Cheese on 1960 with your kid.

Maxwell said...

I'll be sure to throw my baby into the ball cage.